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Guyana, 1838-1985 : ethnicity, class and gender

Author: Steve Garner
Publisher: Kingston ; Miami : Ian Randle Publishers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Guyana 1838-1985: Ethnicity, Class and Gender combines the methodologies of history and sociology to reassess the history of Guyana. It advances two principal arguments. First, that ethnicity as a historical relationship can be understood as a social experience if it is viewed as part of a set of overlapping identities which include class and gender. Second, that ethnicity in Guyana was created in colonial times  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Garner
ISBN: 9766372357 9789766372354
OCLC Number: 191205842
Description: xix, 359 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Reflections on class and gender relations --
Ethnicity as a process --
Ethnicity, class and gender in colonial British Guiana --
Unionization, the changing labour market and the birth of the multi-ethnic nationalist movement (1916-1953) --
The premature death of a nationalist movement: ethnopoliticization and inter-communal violence (1953-1968) --
The geopolitical stakes of a decolonization and its impact on the ethnicization of conflict --
The social and economic stakes of the postcolonial state (1964-1985) --
Traders, feeders and cheerleaders of the nation: women in postcolonial Guyana --
Cricket as a transformative domain --
'Up with food! Down with race!': the articulation of ethnicity, class and gender relations in the 1983 food struggle --
The GTUC takeover: ethnopolitical interpretations --
Semi-orientals and infestations: toward a parallel postcolonial paradi.
Other Titles: Ethnicity, class and gender ;
Responsibility: Steve Garner.

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Traces the creation of the ethnic groups in the nineteenth century and its ultimate impact on the colony's political constituencies in the run-up to independence. The Construction of the nation in  Read more...

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